Classical / Jazz / Folk / World
Kornel Wolak, clarinet and piano
Michael Bridge, accordions and piano
Iranian / Serbian / Canadian / World / Folk / Tango
- Pouya Hamidi, piano and composer
- Adam Campbell, hand percussion
- Marie-Cristine Pelchant St. Jaques, cello
- Michael Bridge, accordion
This Toronto-based quartet performs an eclectic mix of Serbian, Iranian, Tango, and original Canadian music. They were featured on BBC TV in 2013.
Classical / Opera / Jazz / Folk / World / Polka
- Alicia Baker, accordion, digital accordion and voice (Portland OR)
- Michael Bridge, accordion and digital accordion (Toronto ON)
Both internationally recognized soloists, Michael Bridge (CANADA) and Alicia Baker (USA) have toured across North-America with a dynamic, classy show that consistently brings audiences to their feet. Alicia, a graduate of Oregon State University in piano and voice, can be heard singing operatic arias. Michael, a graduate student at the University of Toronto, brings to the ensemble the sounds of the chromatic bayan. Both artists perform on the digital accordion and have been national champions. Alicia and Michael both individually and jointly have adjudicated accordion competitions and teach masterclasses including topics in performance, collaboration, jamming, and digital accordion.